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Upcoming Events
5/4/2015
5/18/2015
- School Board Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5/25/2015
6/1/2015
6/4/2015
- Commencement
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
District Announcements
RMS-CES Named US Dept of Education Green Ribbon School

On April 22, 2015, the Rockford Middle School Center for Environmental Studies was named a US Department of Education Green Ribbon School for 2015. This is tremendous national recognition!

Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to announce that Rockford Middle School Center for Environmental Studies, in Rockford, Minnesota, is among the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.  Additionally, you can watch the Secretary’s announcement video here.

In total, across the country, only 58 schools and fourteen districts were honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways. In addition, nine colleges and universities were honored for the Postsecondary Sustainability Award.  Duncan and Goldfuss made the announcement at the U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, DC. The list of all selected schools, districts, colleges, and universities, as well as their nomination packages, can be found here.  A report with highlights on the eighty-one honorees can be found here.

More information on the federal recognition award can be found here.  Resources for all schools to move toward the three Pillars can be found here.

Jump Rope for Heart Event a Success
The annual REAMS Physical Education 'Jump Rope For Heart' event just finished recently, with students in all elementary grades participating in it.
Fun stations were set up that included jump-roping, hula hoops, roller-racers, skip-its, scoop-ball and mini-basketball. During the three-week event, students fundraised an all-time record, over $8,000 for the American Heart Association, and the elementary staff truly couldn't be more proud of the children.  Thanks to all who participated in this record year.
For more information about the Jump Rope for Heart program, go to www.heart.org.
 
 
RMS-CES Career Fair May 21
Rockford Middle School-Center for Environmental Studies will be hosting their third annual eighth grade Career Fair on Thursday, May 21, from 12:30-2:30 pm.
Featured will be STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers, local careers here in the Rockford area, and careers held by parents in our district. If you would like to join us, contact Beth Russell with any questions or call 763-477-5831.
Announcements
School Day Hours for 2014-15

High School: 8 am-2:50 pm
Middle School: 7:50 am-2:45 pm
Elementary School: 8:05 am-2:55 pm
Weather/Emergency Procedures
School closings due to severe weather or other emergency reasons will be announced over KARE (11),  WCCO (4), KSTP (5) and KMSP (9). In addition, an email and/or phone announcement will be made to families using the contact information received in our student database, Infinite Campus.

Generally, school will be in session if it is felt that the buses can make their routes in relative safety. Even if school is in session, parents are asked to assess their situation and determine whether or not it is safe for their children to attend school on a particular day. If a parent determines not to send their child to school due to deteriorating weather conditions, the absence will be excused.

For more detailed information on emergency closings, click here.
About NWSISD
The Northwest Suburban Integration School District #6078 (NWSISD) was created in 2001 in response to the State of Minnesota’s Desegregation Rule. Specifically, NWSISD was established based on the identification of the Brooklyn Center and ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools as racially isolated entities as defined by the Desegregation Rule. 

NWSISD originally included seven member districts: Anoka-Hennepin School District, Brooklyn Center Schools, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools, Elk River Area School District, Fridley Public Schools, ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools, and Rockford Public Schools. Mounds View Public Schools joined the consortium prior to the 2010-2011 school year. .
For more information, click on the tab on the left or click here to go to the NWSISD website.
 
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